Singer Luke Bryan performs on the Today show in New York on Aug. 16, three days after his album Crash My Party debuted. The album is the second by Bryan to be certified platinum. (Reuters)
NASHVILLE — Luke Bryan is continuing to burn up the charts. On Tuesday, his latest album — out just six weeks — was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The country superstar from Leesburg released “Crash My Party” on Aug. 13. It debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country sales charts with 527,783 units sold, making it the biggest sales debut for a country male artist since 2004 and the third-highest album to debut across all genres this year.
The title track of “Crash My Party” was a multi-week No.1 single that sold 1.3 million downloads, setting a Billboard record as the largest one-week audience since 2005 with 45.5 million listeners. His newest single of the album, “That’s My Kinda Night,” was the highest-debuting single of his career and has been the No. 1 country single for six consecutive weeks. “Crash My Party” was Luke’s fourth studio album, following his 2011 double-platinum “tailgates & tanlines.”
Bryan, who has now sold more than 4 million albums with seven No. 1 hits, is the reigning entertainer of the year for the Academy of Country Music (ACM). He is nominated for three awards in this year’s Country Music Association awards, including entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year and musical event for “The Only Way I Know” with Eric Church and Jason Aldean. The 47th annual CMA awards show will air live on ABC on Nov. 6 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Today, Bryan is launching his fifth Farm Tour, with eight shows scheduled through Oct. 12. Joining him on Farm Tour 2013 will be Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip).